The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
UK / England
Rank 234 211 174
Rank change year-on-year -23 -37  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 428 564 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.15% 1.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.92% 6.68% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 305 337
Median daily rate £465 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

WebSphere is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7227 8447 8441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 17.22% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4730 5410 5064
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 211 310
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +0.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 208 £495 +4.21% 40
South East -5 75 £444 -1.38% 8
South West +11 34 £538 +10.25% 1
East of England +1 29 £405 -3.28% 5
North West -9 29 £420 -1.17% 7
Yorkshire -10 19 £458 +14.37% 7
East Midlands -20 16 £400 +8.10% 5
West Midlands -4 8 £450 - 2
North East -12 8 £385 +27.27% 2
Midlands +8 1 £450 -18.18%
WebSphere
UK

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 514 (54.80%) Java
2 407 (43.39%) IBM
3 389 (41.47%) Linux
4 355 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
5 332 (35.39%) Oracle
6 251 (26.76%) SQL
7 238 (25.37%) J2EE
8 233 (24.84%) Unix
9 219 (23.35%) XML
10 216 (23.03%) Web Services
11 215 (22.92%) WebSphere Application Server
12 209 (22.28%) Finance
13 205 (21.86%) Spring
14 201 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
15 200 (21.32%) JBoss
16 178 (18.98%) Tomcat
17 177 (18.87%) DevOps
18 173 (18.44%) JavaScript
19 169 (18.02%) Windows
20 166 (17.70%) SOAP
21 163 (17.38%) Middleware
22 155 (16.52%) E-Commerce
23 150 (15.99%) WebLogic
24 147 (15.67%) Banking
24 147 (15.67%) Jenkins
25 134 (14.29%) AIX
25 134 (14.29%) Apache
26 133 (14.18%) IBM Integration Bus
27 131 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
28 124 (13.22%) Microsoft

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 215 (22.92%) WebSphere Application Server
2 200 (21.32%) JBoss
3 178 (18.98%) Tomcat
4 150 (15.99%) WebLogic
5 134 (14.29%) Apache
6 89 (9.49%) IIS
7 46 (4.90%) Confluence
8 36 (3.84%) WebSphere Process Server
9 33 (3.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 32 (3.41%) GlassFish
11 31 (3.30%) IBM HTTP Server
11 31 (3.30%) Jetty
12 29 (3.09%) CMS
13 26 (2.77%) nginx
14 22 (2.35%) Apache TomEE
14 22 (2.35%) OpenStack
15 21 (2.24%) Apache Geronimo
15 21 (2.24%) Mongrel
16 20 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 19 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.64%) MS Office
5 4 (0.43%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (2.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 18 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (1.28%) Maximo
4 9 (0.96%) Magento
5 7 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.75%) Fredhopper
6 6 (0.64%) Staffware
7 5 (0.53%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.43%) Murex MxG2000
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.32%) Exstream
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.32%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
11 1 (0.11%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 73 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (6.40%) PaaS
3 53 (5.65%) IaaS
4 43 (4.58%) SaaS
5 36 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (3.52%) GitHub
7 22 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (2.24%) Google App Engine
9 17 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
11 12 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.75%) Bluemix
13 7 (0.75%) Boomi
14 6 (0.64%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.64%) SoftLayer
15 5 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.32%) Google Analytics
17 2 (0.21%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 100 (10.66%) HTTP
2 77 (8.21%) SSL
3 51 (5.44%) DNS
4 49 (5.22%) TCP/IP
5 34 (3.62%) FTP
6 33 (3.52%) LDAP
7 29 (3.09%) Firewall
8 26 (2.77%) Internet
9 23 (2.45%) SAN
10 21 (2.24%) DHCP
11 20 (2.13%) HTTPS
11 20 (2.13%) IPsec
12 16 (1.71%) WAN
13 15 (1.60%) LAN
13 15 (1.60%) NAS
14 13 (1.39%) Multicast
15 12 (1.28%) Kerberos
16 11 (1.17%) Network Security
16 11 (1.17%) SMTP
17 10 (1.07%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 90 (9.59%) DB2
3 86 (9.17%) Oracle Database
4 53 (5.65%) MySQL
5 48 (5.12%) Relational Database
6 33 (3.52%) MongoDB
7 31 (3.30%) NoSQL
8 26 (2.77%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.13%) Endeca
10 19 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.81%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.71%) Big Data
12 16 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.17%) HBase
13 11 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.85%) DbVisualizer
15 8 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.75%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 147 (15.67%) Jenkins
2 108 (11.51%) Git (software)
3 90 (9.59%) JUnit
4 86 (9.17%) Maven
5 84 (8.96%) JIRA
6 80 (8.53%) Ant
7 58 (6.18%) Eclipse
8 56 (5.97%) Subversion
9 53 (5.65%) Mockito
10 40 (4.26%) Cucumber
11 28 (2.99%) Selenium
12 21 (2.24%) Rational Application Developer
12 21 (2.24%) Travis CI
13 19 (2.03%) SoapUI
13 19 (2.03%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.92%) Bitbucket
14 18 (1.92%) Log4j
15 17 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (1.60%) Gradle
17 14 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 209 (22.28%) Finance
2 147 (15.67%) Banking
3 96 (10.23%) Retail
4 22 (2.35%) Publishing
5 18 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.17%) Law
8 10 (1.07%) Billing
9 9 (0.96%) Front Office
10 8 (0.85%) Marketing
11 7 (0.75%) Back Office
11 7 (0.75%) Games
11 7 (0.75%) International Banking
12 5 (0.53%) Advertising
12 5 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.53%) Automotive
12 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 321 (34.22%) Developer
2 183 (19.51%) Java Developer
3 123 (13.11%) Architect
4 84 (8.96%) Analyst
5 64 (6.82%) WebSphere Developer
6 58 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
7 45 (4.80%) Senior Developer
8 44 (4.69%) Consultant
9 36 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
9 36 (3.84%) Support Analyst
10 34 (3.62%) Administrator
10 34 (3.62%) WebSphere Specialist
11 27 (2.88%) Applications Support
12 26 (2.77%) Software Engineer
13 25 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
14 24 (2.56%) Operations Engineer
14 24 (2.56%) Project Manager
15 23 (2.45%) Integration Architect
16 22 (2.35%) WebSphere Administrator
17 21 (2.24%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (25.37%) J2EE
2 219 (23.35%) XML
3 216 (23.03%) Web Services
4 205 (21.86%) Spring
5 201 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 166 (17.70%) SOAP
7 163 (17.38%) Middleware
8 133 (14.18%) IBM Integration Bus
9 117 (12.47%) HTML
9 117 (12.47%) JSP
10 108 (11.51%) JMS
11 103 (10.98%) REST
12 89 (9.49%) .NET
12 89 (9.49%) Servlets
13 87 (9.28%) CSS
14 85 (9.06%) Java EE
14 85 (9.06%) XSLT
15 79 (8.42%) Hibernate
15 79 (8.42%) JSON
16 67 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.37%) DataPower
3 36 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.13%) Tandem
7 19 (2.03%) Clustering
8 18 (1.92%) iPad
9 17 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.60%) SWIFT
11 14 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.17%) iSeries
13 10 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (1.07%) User Experience
14 9 (0.96%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.75%) Derivative
15 7 (0.75%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.64%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 389 (41.47%) Linux
2 233 (24.84%) Unix
3 169 (18.02%) Windows
4 134 (14.29%) AIX
5 107 (11.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (6.29%) Solaris
7 48 (5.12%) Windows 2000
7 48 (5.12%) Windows XP
8 37 (3.94%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.28%) CentOS
9 12 (1.28%) zOS
10 11 (1.17%) HPUX
10 11 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (1.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 10 (1.07%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.85%) SUSE
13 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (18.87%) DevOps
3 155 (16.52%) E-Commerce
4 131 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
5 122 (13.01%) Open Source
6 118 (12.58%) TDD
7 113 (12.05%) Scrum
8 106 (11.30%) ITIL
9 90 (9.59%) OO
10 82 (8.74%) Configuration Management
11 76 (8.10%) Change Management
12 74 (7.89%) Unit Testing
13 65 (6.93%) Service Management
14 62 (6.61%) SOA
15 56 (5.97%) Software Engineering
16 48 (5.12%) Performance Tuning
16 48 (5.12%) UML
16 48 (5.12%) Waterfall
17 47 (5.01%) ITSM
17 47 (5.01%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 514 (54.80%) Java
2 251 (26.76%) SQL
3 173 (18.44%) JavaScript
4 96 (10.23%) Shell Script
5 72 (7.68%) Perl
6 47 (5.01%) PowerShell
7 45 (4.80%) Python
8 44 (4.69%) Bash Shell
9 29 (3.09%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.45%) C#
10 23 (2.45%) C++
11 22 (2.35%) C
12 21 (2.24%) Korn
13 20 (2.13%) Jython
14 19 (2.03%) Ruby
15 17 (1.81%) XPath
16 12 (1.28%) VBScript
17 11 (1.17%) VB
18 10 (1.07%) Groovy
19 6 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 74 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.16%) Degree
4 13 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.07%) CISSP
6 6 (0.64%) IBM Certification
7 5 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.43%) CCIE
8 4 (0.43%) RHCE
8 4 (0.43%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.43%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.32%) APMG
9 3 (0.32%) CISA
9 3 (0.32%) CISM
9 3 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.32%) PMP
10 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.69%) SLA
2 30 (3.20%) QA
3 18 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.92%) SEPA
4 8 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.85%) MiFID
5 6 (0.64%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.32%) FedRAMP
6 3 (0.32%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.21%) FATCA
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO15022
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 60 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (3.84%) Docker
3 29 (3.09%) Xen
4 18 (1.92%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.07%) NFS
7 10 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (1.07%) SRDF
8 9 (0.96%) KVM
8 9 (0.96%) Oracle Clusterware
8 9 (0.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.53%) vSphere
10 4 (0.43%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.21%) HDFS
13 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 1 (0.11%) XenApp
13 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 95 (10.13%) Puppet
2 60 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (5.97%) Ansible
4 24 (2.56%) Tivoli
5 16 (1.71%) Oracle Identity Management
5 16 (1.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 11 (1.17%) Salt
7 10 (1.07%) Control-M
7 10 (1.07%) Terraform
7 10 (1.07%) ZABBIX
8 9 (0.96%) Pingdom
8 9 (0.96%) QRadar
8 9 (0.96%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 8 (0.85%) Consul
9 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 8 (0.85%) Kubernetes
9 8 (0.85%) Nagios
9 8 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.75%) Kibana
10 7 (0.75%) logstash
Vendors
1 407 (43.39%) IBM
2 332 (35.39%) Oracle
3 124 (13.22%) Microsoft
4 98 (10.45%) Red Hat
5 70 (7.46%) VMware
6 57 (6.08%) ATG
7 49 (5.22%) hybris
8 30 (3.20%) TIBCO
9 27 (2.88%) Google
9 27 (2.88%) HP
10 25 (2.67%) Informatica
11 24 (2.56%) Sybase
12 21 (2.24%) MuleSoft
12 21 (2.24%) Splunk
13 20 (2.13%) Atlassian
13 20 (2.13%) SAP
14 19 (2.03%) Adobe
14 19 (2.03%) Cisco
14 19 (2.03%) Siebel
15 17 (1.81%) AppDynamics
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